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my little house has wheels on it. >> even the crete us are headed for higher ground. and several low lying back roads of flooded and it only took a foot of water to stall out this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the small. and we were taking the back roads by sack rosa. >> samuel and his friends said they saw the flood warning signs but tried to cross anyway. >> once we got to the water you could see the car just like smoke started coming out and they tried to turn the car off and turn it back on. didn't work. so we opened the doors and all the water just came in. >> everybody thinks they can come through it, and they don't make it. >> nicholas william, who lives nearby, said he pulled three cars out of this flooded park of west mark station road. >> when they do that to their car, what happens? >> they ruin it. costs them with $5,000 to replace the motor. >> so far the storms have done relatively little damage up hear in the north bay but the ground is pretty well saturated. and we have another wave of rain coming at us. reporting in santa rosa, i'm allen wong, abc7
. westbound drive not bad out of the central valley up and over the altamont pass. >>> dry now for most of us, good news for the morning commute, sprinkles possible, as you head north especially northwest corner of sonoma county up to sea ranch on 1 scattered sprinkles even light rain in the green heading across annapolis road, this will start to head off to the east and looks like by noon most of the north bay will have steadier, light rain while the rest of us will be waiting on this system. the coast best chance of rain up north, upper 50s to near 60 around the bay mostly cloudy, low to mid 60s inland north bay 50s with rain, everybody else mostly cloudy and low to mid 60s. >>> 5:03. san francisco's ban on public nudity could be official today when supervisors take a final vote. protesters promise to be at today's meeting to make their opposition heard as well as seen. terry mcsweeney is live in the castro with more. >> reporter: here in the castro is where this push to allow public nudity began and really where a lot of opposition came up and big reason why it may be ending today. there's
into the north bay where it will stay by 4:00 then all of us light rain during the evening temperatures in the 50s inland a few sprinkles this morning rain in the north bay by noon, rain will stay there through 4:00, then light rain will move into the east bay valleys after 7:00, temperatures around 50 at the coast mainly cloudy upper 40s to near 50 now rain along the north bay beaches noon stays there 4:00 then starts heading south at 7:00. >>> still following breaking news out of . crews on the scene of major -- house fire, large home on stagler lane still burning that is a rural area. dispatchers got the call after 3:30 this morning they are still trying to put it you, no injuries reported. >>> in san francisco, nudity rights activists are promising to go full frontal at today's meeting if a controversial ban on public nudity is passed. terry mcsweeney joins us live from the castro. you have a way with words. today's vote by the board will be the second time they've voted on this ban on public nudity, the first time it passed 6-5. this nudist movement began in the castro and ran into p@ut tho
photoings to us. we spoke to debbie. she works across the street from the fire. she told us she heard the roof collapse and then saw the debris falling. take a look at this video. this was sent to you report it. that's the thick, black smoke we have been talking about. but it's an important complex in the foreground. and the smoke pouring from the building, behind t. no injuries aren'ted at the scene -- reported at the scene. no one's gone to the hospital with respiratory problems. we have posted videos and photos on our web site. >> ominous looking at the sky. now at 4:00, a surprise in washington. u.n. ambationz dorsusan rice has taken herself out of the running for the secretary of state. >> she had been the frontrunner the federal post. she faced criticism from senate republicans who have taken issue with her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. rice submitted a letter to president obam apredicting the confirmation process would be lengthy, time consuming and costly. noting the unfairness of the attacks, massachusetts senator, john kerry is now th
. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets with vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it calls sensible gun
shadowbrook due to downed wires until 10:30, use again arbor to get around. westbound 580 at basco slowing before the scene lane three blocked. >>> breaking news in the south bay. police and arson investigator on the scene of a home in campbell where firefighters were called for a fire around 5 -- around 1 a.m., inside side a storage room they found a body. terry mcsweeney is there getting the latest information. he will have a live report@v at about 6:30. >>> police agencies in san jose investigating a 911 call about a person with a gun that brought major police action to city college of san jose last night. video shows a s.w.a.t. team going floor by floor searching the locked down campus. several hours of searching, nobody was found, students were released. they say it was scary considering the shooting spree that played out last week in connecticut. police say they aren't sure if the report was a hoax or not. the caller was reporting someone else had seen a gun. >>> developing news, i-5 closed to all northbound traffic north of reading. in the last hour, we learned, 75 vehicles were in
and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the russian river rise to 17 feet yesterday. he was packing his belongings. this morning he's planning to head for higher ground. >> i think it will be up to here because the flood stage or the expectations at gurnville is 32 feet. >> flood signs popped up across highways and low lying back roads. some drivers ignored those warning signs, you can see, and tried to cross anyway with no luck. a windsor resident said he pulled three cars out of a flooded part of the road. the russian river, meanwhile, is expected to reach its capacity, but not surpass that throughout this weekend. but residents we've spoken with say they are focused on tomorrow. both their preparations and concerns for tomorrow's storm. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> and we see she has taken off her hood in the last half-hour so a break for folks in petaluma right now. people in the santa cruz mountains not getting a break. they are still without power and highway 9 is still shut down
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. more rain is falling as another storm moves across the bay area. we have team coverage a of our storm watch. abc 7 news reporter keira is in pacifica. nick smith is at sfo where holiday travelers are seeing flight delays. a quick first look at the weather. >> good morning. we are looking at a cold front strong one moving into the bay area. all of the reds andie and yells with flooding occurring now near pedaluma. here is pedaluma. stony brook road, pen grove park some streams above flood stage. to the north, forestville looking at heavy rain. further south, southern marin county, south salito lighter rain. heavier cells here into the east bay around the san ramon valley. dublin, 5850 heavy rain. further on the peninsula looking at good cells from pacifica, half moon bay, moss beach and montera. heavy remember rain. lighter returns for sunnyvale, coupe cuper it tino and san jose. the suze mountains have gilroy, light rain here. moisture pushinged in along the coast. winds up to 38 meals an hour in oakland with a wind advisory through 1:00 in t
gets very heavy. this is the last system that takes us through sunday morning. that brings flood warnings to the rivers of the north bay. very gusty winds that is behind us by tomorrow afternoon. >> katie: the roads are certainly slippery out there. there is a severe traffic alert on northbound 280 before the 101. there is an injury accident there. we understand the two left lanes are blocked. if you are driving you are advised to avoid that area. no estimated time right now as to when the roadways reopen. this is north 280 before 101 due to an injury accident in the roadway. we don't know for sure whether or not that is weather-related but it's a decent guess. as lisa mentioned there is a flood warning in effect near the napa river and further south there is flood watches as water levels continued to rise. live in petaluma with one body of water as an example. >> reporter: good morning. i just wanted to mention, here it's been raining steadily for the last hour and a half here. just behind us, this was emptied on thursday. those heavy rains helped fill it. the light rains today
with cal trans and they told us how they have 300 cameras across the bay area counties that are focused on the roadways and the bridges. a lot of the sensors in the roadways help let them know when there is a traffic situation like the truck behind me. this is what we know. gusty winds knocked over the big rig on the richmond san rafael bridge blocking both eastbound lanes. according to the chp, the truck was heading east along the midspan before 5:00 a.m. when heavy winds caused a vehicle to roll over. when the truck slammed against the rail, the driver was slammed on his side and had to crawl out of the truck's cabin. cars are now passing the scene of the crash on the roadways -- roadway's right shoulder. back live, you can see the guys have started to disassemble the drive shaft of the truck because they have to take that off before they can put the truck back over, and they were waiting for the wind to die down. no one was injured in the collision. not the driver of the truck or any other vehicle. again, we are live in the san rafael -- the richmond san rafael bridge. we are now goi
in the richmond district. i'm using this light to sort of help knee navigate around here. this massive pile that you can see here is only a section of the huge eucalyptus tree that came down this morning. need less to say, crews were busy. trees and roofs combined with heavy winds can cause an old tree to topple in a storm this, one happened to also fall on a car. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent
using radio therapy. his doctor there small says answer cancer is in the early stage asks he doesn't suspect major side affects from treatment. uc davis comprehensive cancer center says people can lead normal lives, two cancer bouts shouldn't be anything californians need to be worried about. >> absolutely not. i mean, these really are thing that's happen when you get older. they're both curable and our governor should not be in any way incapacitated by this. >> the governor plans on maintaining his full work schedule through the treatment, suggesting he isn't feeling any major side affects. prot yait cancer is common most common among men hi his -- sorry. prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, more than 241,000 cases in the united states are expected to be diagnosed this year. the governor is known to be active, we've seen him running along the sacramento river and hike in yosemite. he's active. he can handle this. his dog, sutter brown tweeted he'll take good care of his owner. >> breaking news. a judge signed a settlement falling short of a court takeover of the oakla
. there were others injured as well, no word yet on the their conditions. >> sandhya warned us north bay would get the brunt of the storm. that has. mark matthews has a wrap up of the conditions. mark? >> we're here creekside and as you can see, the camera pulls out, plenty of room for water to rise, but the creek showing signs of the levels. in larks spur, the storm knock out electricity to several hundred residents, pg&e reports 2000 customer was out power. 447 students in wade thomas elementary called to say no school because there is no power. >> every parent in the classroom was called so we take care of the 19 classrooms. >> the assistant superintendent tells us the phone tree system worked great. other trees didn't fare so well. this came down last night. >> residents described a wild night. >> crazy i woke up about mid night. i don't think anyone on the dock saw a night's sleep. >> what's happening? >> wind, houses moving. it was just, you know, crazy. like living on the high seas along 101, wind tore up this tent. >> the rain coming underneath the camper. lifting it up like this. >> t
thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we have team coverage this morning. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where a flood warning is in effect. nick smith is live at the pier in pacifica. we will begin with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, everyone. the rain is in the north bay. it has been gusting and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour at the airport. as we look at live doppler 7hd right now we see the heavy returns up through highway 101, cloverdale and ross. all this will continue to sink southward. here we are in the southern marin county, richmond, lighter rain to the east and berkeley. not quite reaching the east bay in concord. taking you into alamo. also lafayette and light shower activity. if you are not feeling the rain, you are feeling the wind. a little bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, sa
iran said its elite republican guard has captured a u.s. spy drone over its airspace, showing it off on television. the u.s. navy denies it. martha raddatz has the latest on the tit for tat. >>> december heat wave. record-breaking temperatures, now sending the eastern half of the country back to the beach, as a brand-new storm is on track to wallop the west with heavy rain. areas already flooded this week, right in its path. >>> and caught on tape. the astonishing video from a routine traffic stop. watch this shocking surprise for police, as they surround a suspicious vehicle, revealing a young kidnap victim taken from his job. how did police find him just in the nick of time? >>> and little rain out in times square. good morning, everyone. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas right here. and there is lara, standing by in london with all the latest on the big baby news. we have a lot to go to on that. >>> also at home, new developments in the tax showdown in washington. a deal has to get done by january 1st or everyone's taxes will go up. we'll talk about what i
tomorrow. charlie is accused of attacking and injuring a u.s. park police officer and horse august 6th. animal care and control seized the case nine and deemed him too vicious to stay alive. more than 90,000 sign add online petition to save him. >>> police in half moon bay looking for thief or thiefs who broke into a church and made off with more than $10,000 worth of video equipment. theft happened between wednesday night and sunday afternoon. video camera, two mixers and laptop were taken. police say whoever did it, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbor
as loss, salary, wages. >> reporter: while cnh enterprises makes components out of aluminum used in the semiconductor industry. tomorrow the company will meet with employees to try to discuss how to resume operations here as soon as possible, either here or at a very nearby location. the cause of the fire at the moment unknown. i've in fremont, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> we want to show you more video of the fire sent. in. you can see a apartment complex in the foreground. those plumes of black smoke pouring from the plant. we posted more video and photographs along with video taken by a sky 7hd on our web site. abc7news.com. >> more break husband, oakland police investigating a homicide. a man shot in the middle of a resident street. 83rd avenue and e street. you can see the police have closed off that block while they try to figure out exactly what happened. no word yet on a motive or possible systems in this killing. >>> shock and anguish for the families of those being cared for at the sonoma developmental center, it provides care to hundreds of patients patients wh intelle
throughout the evening on abc 7 news at 9:00 and 11:00. >> stay with us and there is breaking news tonight. a baerkly man is recovering after finding three people burglarized in his home. this burglary ways talking about happened in the hills on farallon drive. he got back from walking his dog, he confronted the burglaries and took a beating and even womplts allen, how badly injured is he?#n"ól i just lost you. i'm going to talk. his leg was runnover by the suspect and i drove on the crime scene. i'm told the victim walked in on the burglars inside of the house. and surprised them in his house. here is what it looked like, shortly after he confronted them, neighbors quickly came out and wrapped the man in a blanket. he called 911 and he says he yelled out. the two men and a woman ran out of the house, one punched him in the face several times. the victim tried to stop them. they drove away. here is what he told police. >> they hit me, then, when pulling forward, they ran over my leg. >> i'm going to talk right now. i lost you. dan. but the faibs say the two suspects drove off with another
the russian river has risen. a flood warning has just been issued. alan wang joins us live in sonoma county with the latest. >> hi, larry. along the santa rosa creek, the water level hasn't changed much. it may have risen one or two feet in the past three days, but that's because the city has an excellent storm drainage system. they are seeing a dramatic change in the river levels. >> by sunday into monday it will be up to here. the flood stage or the expectations at gernville is 32 feet. >> bill hutchinson whose trailer sits on the russian river says he has watched the river rise 17 feet since this morning. he is packing up and heading for higher ground tomorrow. >> it is not worth it. fortunately my little house has wheels on. it. >> even the creatures are headed for high ground. west of santa rosa, several low-lying back roads are flooded, and it only took a foot of water to stall out this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the mall. >> samuel saw the flood signs and he started to cross. >> once we got to the water we saw the smoke coming out and he turned the car back off
so offer. she said at one point her daughter used this kayak to help a neighbor out of his flooded home. anthony white showed how high the water reached. he said he was ready to get his family out. >> we were definitely ready to get out of here if it got much higher. so, we were ready as we could be. >> dodged a bullet. >> yes, we did. >> much of mill street is still underwater. residents expect a certain amount of flooding every two or three years. steve is the operations chief of the russian river and said the flood warnings thankfully fell short of expectations. >> we ran all night long and then at 10:00, 11:00 this morning it stopped. >> sonoma county received between four to ten inches of rain. highway 12 at 121 was river at 10 al-and all this water is not expected to recede until the tide goes out and takes the flood waters with it. >>> the last report we got from pg&e was that there were about 11,000 people still out of power throughout sonoma county. pg&e says it has crews throughout the county trying to restore the customers as soon as possible. reporting live, abc-7 news.
this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. so far damage appears to be minimal. >>> america's most controversial sheriff comes to town this morning. the arizona sheriff known for his aggressive position on illegal immigration will be speaking in san fra
° cooler than yesterday, low to mid 50s coast, mid 50s to low 60s for rest of us. >>> richmond in through albany and berkeley into the macarthur maze here's a live look, bunched up westbound 80 at the 580 merge otherwise things pick up past university into the macarthur maze. san mateo bridge getting busy westbound tail lights towards the highrise towards san mateo eastbound direction traffic flowing nicely just a little slow traffic from hayward towards foster city. slow out of antioch, typical, hillcrest to 242 in concord for this time of the morning. slow traffic out there al 0 grant line earlier spin-out cleared. roadwork still to be picked up in a few minutes eastbound dumbarton should be cleared momentarily. >>> new this morning, in a few hours the coast guard will be back out at mare island to search for the man who disappeared from a tugboat over the weekend. that's where we find amy hollyfield with more on the equipment crews plan on using itch >> reporter: the u.s. caught is going to be -- using a sonar video camera this morning to search the strait where they think they will fi
center the toys 'r' us stores will stay open 24 hours until 10:00 p.m. christmas eve. while that may seem excessive to some, he says it works all week. >> it's nice they are open 24 hours and i can get my gifts for my family. >> they say it's too late to shop on line because the gifts won't be delivered by christmas day. daly city police are going to be increasing patrols around this macy's because it will be the only store open all night long. >> katie: coming up next, "abc 7 news" i-team takes on a dangerous south bay intersection. dan noyes looks into the problem. >> and we're continuing to track the storm as more rainfalls in the bay area. this is a live doppler 7-hd, you can follow it in your city as lisa argen is doing for all of the bay area. heavy rain and wind, as well. >>> good morning, you are looking at live at san jose where it is pouring. scene is lot of places around the bay area and will be for the next couple of hours. 52 degrees down in san jose and i was watching a car going through the intersection and kicking up a lot of water. you be careful if you are heading out th
brought out in auction, police tell us this was a domestic violence situation and they were called here by neighbor of the couple. the neighbor told police he heard the couple were arguing in their apartment. he knocked on their door, and the man said he had a gun, and that prompted this response by police. now after three and a half hours of negotiations, the couple did come out unharmed. and they have been taken into custody. police tell us they have not yet found a firearm but they are searching that apartment. reporting live in san francisco, sergio quinn tan fashion abc-7 news. >> ama: an emotional outpouring for the victims of the deadly shooting in connecticut. people gathered for a candlelight vigil at the home town of teacher victoria soto. as the community mourns we now know the names of the youngest victims. reporter: tonight we're hearing a father's anguish, robby parker lost his daughter emily. she was six. >> i don't know how you get through michigan like -- through something like this. i don't understand. >> and this evening a portrait of the gunman. in one class, every
. this is part of the system that is going to bring us rainfall tomorrow. storm totals since thursday, over 11 inches of rain in northern sonoma county, ben lomond, ten inches of rain. here is what is coming our way on radar image, high pressure pushing inland, it's bringing a mass of clouds and rainfall is expected tomorrow morning in the north bay. i'll give you the time line where the rain is expected a little later. >> carolyn: stay with "abc 7 news" for continuing coverage. spence her be back with the full forecast in just a few minutes. you can check live doppler 7-hd radar any time at abc7news.com. >> dan: breaking news, donner ski ranch was closed for the day after the death of a snowboarder from an avalanche he may have triggered. sheriff's deputies got a call about snowboard they're may have been caught in the avalanche. he was riding above the avalanche. the victim is described as man in his 50s from the truckee area. >> a water main break in mill valley left 20 homes. a sheet is partially covering the avenue. utility crews excavated the 12-inch water main and currently repairing it
the rest of us mostly cloudy with low to mid 60s. >>> students will be back in class this morning at a marin county middle school closed because of storm damage. a culvert backed up flooding four classrooms, library and administrative offices. significant damage at white hill middle school, flooring annuals may have to be replaced. -- and walls may have to be replaced. >>> road crews and mountain residents are still dealing with a lot of damage from the weekend storms. lilian kim shows the effort to clean downed trees and reopen a washed out road is going on before more stormy weather hits. >> reporter: one trouble spot the road was closed to traffic in both directions after a falling tree took a power line down. >> we have crews from different areas. >> reporter: no amount of outside help can fix this section of vine hill road any time soon workers say it is going to take time to figure out how to repair it half the road came crumbling didn't. clogged culvers may have contributed to the problem. 3,000 motorists use this road everyday as a shortcut to south santa cruz county. now
-- what they told us is the hundreds of requires fired inside the school, he left behind a large cache of ammunition. >> high capacity magazines. >> today connecticut state police revealed that as much damage as he did inside sandy hook elementary, he was poised to do much more. with hundreds of round of unspent bullets found inside the school in 30-round magazines. >> high capacity magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for both handguns. reporter: meantime, thousands came to this tiny new england village to mourn those that lanza did kill. most of them children and the teachers and administrators who gave their lives trying to protect them. near the entrance to the elementary school, the door is surrounded by candles and 27 christmas trees. some came to mourn from farway, like indiana. >> it's just so quiet so peaceful. very sorry for the families of the victimsment and everyone here in this town. it's very sad. >> just had to have some closure. it's a horrible thing. reporter: many of those who came brought stuffed animals or were given
with us. this situation is definitely a fluid one. here in sfo not experiencing weather at this time. that also could change. we will be here this morning, monitoring the situation at=rzç the airport. we know it is a very busy travel time now. as of right now not looking too bad. amy hollyfield abc7 news. >>> 5:03. storm damaged section of highway 1 in sonoma county will reopen soon to one-way traffic by tomorrow weather permitting the stretch has been shutdown since december 5th,xm when a small section of the road collapsed when storms hit. >>> the rain is expected to turn to snow in the higher elevations to skiers' delight. there's already snow on the ground on highway6<<3v 267 near tahoe. skih&j.÷ resorts in sierra are expected to get between 10 and >>> breaking news in san jose police want to know more about a stabbing that took place in the past two hours. witness told one of our photo journalists it happened on oakland near brokaw around 3:00, a man crashed a graduation party and stabbed another man who was attending the party the victim was rushed to the hospital. detective
we want to do. not what any of us signed up to do as a member of the board or directives of the fire districts but we have to live within our means. >> if closures are arrived there is a chance they can be temporary or maybe come back in several years as the public employee pension reform act begins to reduce the district's expenses. they started talking at 2:00 this afternoon, so they should be wrapping up fairly soon. live in martinez, abc 7 news. >> thank you, heather. >> an unusually high tide is causing some street flooding in marin city. >> it's only expected to get worse.> let's check in now with spencer christian for the latest. >> rain is on the way. it's notwujhj here yet. we're precipitation-free but not far to the north up around eureka, we've got a large mass of moisture and some cases of heavy down pours moving into our direction. we'll start at
-like conditions in the nation's heartland could make travel difficult. wendy gillette joins us live from new york city. >> reporter: good morning. the national weather service has received reports of 34 tornadoes in four states, now this powerful system is moving east. this is just one of more than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down on christmas day. leaving heavy damage. this one roared through alabama -- mobile, alabama tearing down parts of the church and downtown businesses. another twister hit mississippi, blowing insulation into trees and%khç peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> reporter: further east in the state in stone county, theresa and her boyfriend took shelter in their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast-moving storms brought braise -conditions to parts of the country's mid section, causing 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions
power outages throughout the day, so be prepared. >>> sonoma county fire department is tell us it has already responded to a half-dozen downed trees this morning. one collapsing on to a house in petaluma. two came down yesterday, closing this stretch of napa's redwood road. creating a 45 minute detour for locals. the trees took out power lines on their way down, leaving 50 homes without electricity. >>> the sierra is bracing for more rain and snow this morning. that's raising concern about flooding in areas near creeks and refers. this morning the truckee river near lake tahoe is under a flood warning. the national weather service said the weather could crest at four feet above flood stage this morning. >>> our meteorologist lisa argen is tracking the storm with leave doppler 7 hd and she's at the weather center with the latest on which areas, lisa, are getting hit really hard right now? >> right here, carolyn. the report of a mudslide up in sonoma county. and watch out napa. right now getting the very heavy rain from mount saint heleena. that's where the radar is. you see the cold fr
intersection closed. good evening. thank you so much for joining us. i'm ama dates. we have live team coverage of our storm wach. lilian kim is on the peninsula where a creek over ran its banks. and there was lots of flooding in the north bay where cornell bernard is. we start with leigh glaser. leigh? >> what a difference about six, eight hours makes. live doppler 7hd, very active earlier this morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. as the cold front moved through. now you could barely even tell we had any rain at all. we are looking live now, folks, and you can see the receive rain has pushed on to the south and east of the bay area. still getting a few little sprinkles here and there between morgan hill and hollister. mainly at the higher elevations, but most of the rain, or actually all of the rain has moved out of the area. we did have quite a bit of rainfall. we still have a couple of river watches. these are river watches in affect until tomorrow morning. the river right now is at 27 feet. it looks like it will crest tomorrow morning below flood stage at 30 feet. the napa river in napa 23 feet r
any weather swaigsz taking place where you are, let us know bit. send us your videos and photos. >> an arrest has been made in connection with last month's murder in a mansion. >> raven channel dixon was arrested as accessory after the fablgt. sky 7 was over the scene. the victim was the former owner of the mountain winery. dixon sked grurld arraignment this afternoon. we'll have a live report coming up at 4:30 oo. san jose police have surrounded a house they believe contains people involved in an armed robbery. it began this morning and resulted in a brief shelter in place for robert sanders elementary school. police are now in the area of clayton road and mount pleasant road, one suspect has been arrested. officers tell us the armed robbery happened yesterday. >> bells tolled in newtown, connecticut and aconsiders the nation today exactly a week after the shady hook school massacre. the bells followed a moment of silence at 9:30 eastern time, when the gunman began his rampage ending with 26 people dead, 20 children. the president honored the mom of silence behind closed doors
'm kind of used to it but it is rough when driving on these freeways. i'm ready for the sun. >> reporter: water was the reason for the closure on mount tam, rain not the culprit. water main burst beneath the road. the road was closed according to a firefighter because they feared it could have undermined the road's strength and cause it to collapse. worker and firefighters found the shut off valve after an hour of searching. they turned the water off to a number of hopes. -- a number of homes. >> we have bottle water. >> reporter: sonoma county officials are keeping a close eye on creeks and streams. the ground is so÷÷jz saturated they are concerned about trees falling over and mudslides. tomas roman, abc7 news. >>> in east palo alto people living along the san francisco key toe creek are hoping this rain -- won't bring a repeat of monday. city krause worked into the early christmas morning hours placing sandbag along a -- city crews worked into the early christmas morning hours placing sandbags along a leaky levee. a construction project begins in the spring to that.i%b7ñ this mornin
weather is turning up the waves in pacifica. that's where kera is with us. good morning. >> good morning. it is windy here and it is a steady, moderate rain as we said it will only get worse as the day pro grosses. moderate right now but steady on our drive from pacifica through san francisco this morning. luckily the people who were on the roads were driving quite slowly, taking heed to the potentially dangerous conditions this morning. things right now in pacifica, the gates are supposed to be open on the pier, we saw a group of about ten crappers hoping to go cracking but they couldn't because the gates were closed. one gentlemen approached us and asked why are the gates closed? our assumption is it is a precaution because the weather will only continue to get worst. the water hasn't exceeded the seawall yet, but chance are they will. we are standing back so we won't get hit by the water. wind is coming from the south instead of the west and that could cause some problems today. but we will have the latest coming up in about 30 minutes. for now reporting live in pacifica, abc7 news. >
to get the power back on. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm ama dates. we do have team coverage tonight. we begin with meteorologist leigh glaser. leigh? >> this time last night i was telling you that the heaviest part of the storm system was going to hit us about 7:00 this morning. in fact, i went ahead and captured the image of live doppler 7hd. specifically at 7:50 this morning you can clearly see the heaviest part of the storm making its way just over the golden gate bridge indicated by the deep reds and the oranges and the yellows and all of that moisture quickly pushed to the south. here is another shot of it by the way from our satellite-radar composite. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture at all out there. yes, it does look like we get a respite tonight and tomorrow, but more rain is in my accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll get to that a little later. >> leigh, thank you. a huge gaping hole in a roadway is causing major problems for some lafayette residents. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live from the area with what this means for neighbors. alan? >> this
on a regular schedule and on time. >>>Ñ5bx commuters in sonoma couy could use a break from the rain right now flood waters are still impassable on highways 12 and 121. terry mcsweeney is live at the intersection. >> reporter: the best i've got right now is sometime today. what happens is when there's a heavy down tour as there was yesterday and a high tide, this -- this road closes not unusual they wish it was an unusual occurrence as you can see road closed, flooded. pictures of what it looked like last night. they've been trying to fix the problem here for quite sometime, obviously, no success. yesterday, it want hard to find rain-related problems, american canyon water piled up on highway 12 red top road all this going on, on christmas day the traffic was light yesterday, richmond on mcdonald avenue they had back-up there also in berkeley a lot of places down pours and one person we talked to says he's about ready to have it wrap up. >> i'm from the bay area so i'm couldn't of used to it. but it is a little r'çí[ when driving out there on these freeways. >> reporter: you will be happy >
of the flooding. the stranded police car had to be towed out. they showed us where the river water reached in his garage back in 1998. he says flooding here is a way of life. >> if it is going to get to you too much you shouldn't live down there. >> the heavy rains caused the closure of southbound highway 9 to paradise drive. the road was closed near san lorenzo valley high school. a tree fell on power lines causing a power outage to dozens of homes. they were anxious to restore power. >> there was flooding and no power and no sum p pump to pump it out. >> residents say the worst is over. even with all of this they say they wouldn't live anywhere else. thomas roman, abc7 news. >> we have full resources on how to stay safe during the rainy season or any kind of natural disaster. you will find prepare nor cal's advice on abc7news.com under see it on tv. >> runoff water is flowing like a river and caused police to close off one area of richmond parkway. the giant highway took on water all day, and by late afternoon the off-ramp had to be closed. the flooding was caused by the water off the surroundi
that the heaviest part of the storm system was going to hit us about 7:00 this morning. in fact, i went ahead and captured the image of live doppler 7hd. specifically at 7:50 this morning you can clearly see the heaviest part of the storm making its way just over the golden gate bridge indicated by the deep reds and the oranges and the yellows and all of that moisture quickly pushed to the south. here is another shot of it by the way from our satellite-radar composite. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture at all out there. yes, it does look like we get a respite tonight and tomorrow, but more rain is in my accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll get to that a little later. >> leigh, thank you. a huge gaping hole in a roadway is causing major problems for some lafayette residents. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live from the area with what this means for neighbors. alan? >> this has been a nightmare for the 20 some odd in the area. >> when the road collapsed it ?eapped off a water service line, sewage line and badly damaged a watermain. >> the only piece -- inconvenience is going to th
121 in sonoma county. terry mcsweeney joins us live from there. it just reopened. >> reporter: it just reopened at 7:00, it was closed all night this is the epicenter of the flooding you can see the water and the cones out, everybody here knows this area is yet again, one high tide or one downpour away from more flooding. the water sits on the shoulder of highways 12 and 121 in sonoma, giving you a good idea what closed this road you couldn't get through the water covered all lanes last night. about 7:00 this morning, the waters receded and the road reopened. down the road at jenelle's cafe they've seen this song and dance before, every time it storms at high tide. >> people thought they were fixing the flooding it was more about the safety of that road coming out. they put the light in to help it and they did try to help some of the flooding but mother nature wins. it goes over every time. >> reporter: all things considered not much damage. a little here, little up there they did a brisk business in the days leading up to the storm today they are ready for the morning after. >> we hav
point shopping center, toys are us will stay open 24 hours until 10:00 p.m. christmas eve. that may seem excessive to some but he says it works for him. >> it's nice to be open 24 hours. i can get my gifts for my family. >> they say it's too late to shop on line because those gifts won't be delivered by christmas day so a 24-hour store is a good idea. daly city police are increasing patrols because it's going to be the only store open all night long. >> katie: coming up. i-team takes on a south bay intersection. dan noyes looks into the problem and we are continuing to track the storm as more rainfalls into the area. this is live doppler and you can see the rain falling just about everywhere making its way from north to south. we'll have your forecast coming up. >> katie: good morning to all of you, you are looking live at emeryville this morning, i don't need to tell you, it is raining on the lens and also 56 degrees. meteorologist lisa argen is tracking the storm to let you know where and when the rain is falling today. >>> a san jose parent is worried that children walking to school i
window of a park car. >> thank god. she was in the car last night. so i'm thanking god up in of us got killed sitting in the car. we were sitting in the car last night. >> the square metal post that held up the covering snapped this afternoon. the fire department thinks it crashed down after a branch from the tree landed on top of the metal structure. the gas station clerk hit the shut qualify valve and cut electrical power. >> i heard something, and i some trees fell down, tree hit this can and i canopy go down. >> trouble in the oakland hills when a tree made a lansing on powerlines on scout road. 1500 customers went dark for a little over an hour. it was bad timing for this family who had gathered for an early christmas dinner. >> white weapon the roast had come out of the ovep, and the power shut down, so we started d trying to find candles and light. >> the christmas tree went dark and the oven went cold right after the apple pie went in. this neighborhood is set to get underground utilities in the next few years. >> we're used to power outages here because we have had a lot of is
, and behind us, where the traffic signals are, water is three to four feet deep. anyone's guess when that's major intersection will be re-opened to traffic. we're live in the sonoma valley, abc-7 news. >> a stretch of stoney point road just re-opened after a sink hole closed it for several hours today. sergio quintana is live at that scene. reporter: the big problem here was runoff following those really heavy storms earlier in the day. that runoff basically overwhelmed a drainage culvert, creating this huge sink hole. crews were able to install these steel plates over the road so the cars could safely pass. rushing runoff from heavy rains earlier in the day overwhelmed this drainage culvert under stoney point road and threatened to chew up more of the pavement. >> water is traveling underneath the pipe, creating a cavern, and potential -- basically a sinkhole. >> crews installed the greats to help with the weight of cars passing over, and in petaluma, the river crept up to the downtown area on c street. some businesses had their sandbags prepped. and sandbags were at apartments. water ba
wang joins us live in sonoma county with the latest. >> hi, larry. along the santa rosa creek, the water level hasn't changed much. it may have risen one or two feet in the past three days, but that's because the city has an excellent storm drainage system. they are seeing a dramatic change in the river levels. >> by sunday into monday it will be up to here. the flood stage or the expectations at gernville is 32 feet. >> bill hutchinson whose trailer sits on the russian river says he has watched the river rise 17 feet since this morning. he is packing up and heading for higher ground tomorrow. >> it is not worth it. fortunately my little house has wheels on. it. >> even the creatures are headed for high ground. west of santa rosa, several low-lying back roads are flooded, and it only took a foot of water to stallthis car.t this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the mall. >> samuel saw the flood signs and he started to cross. >> once we got to the water we saw the smoke coming out and he turned the car back off and on. we will open the doors and the water just ca
a lot of work done to contain flooding downstream. and this happens to use this morning's down pours turned a creek twhaz barely battling into a waterway. and this overflowed banks. >> this is yesterday we're seeing ground, grass, puddles. if you can believe predictions of the rain we're supposed to get this, will flood. >> those who haven't had water encroach on them are doing what they can to make sure it doesn't. next rounds of rains line up on the coast. rob works for a refridge company that sits in a low spot near the river. the property hasn't flooded in years but there is concern that it might if the forecast for the weekend holds through. >> they're saying the pipe supposed to be seven feet high in the river. about eight yearsing ao, river overflowed so we don't want to -- if it's a heavy rain you never know what it's liable to get to. >> and again, despite the shower they've gotten a bit of a break here this afternoon. of course, all eyes will be on those rivers, those creeks and in trouble spots like this, because as we know by now, rivers and creeks are full. round is satu
. >> accuweather meteorologist jim dickey is tracking it for us. >> good morning. feeling the effects of our major winter storm here. you see the swath of snow winding down on the backside in wisconsin and illinois. even as the snow has ended, blowing and drifting snow means continuing blizzard conditions for many spots. watch out if you're traveling i-80 here. the storm tracks its way into the northeast. winds out of the north and west. major lake-effect snow heading forward into the weekend. rob and sunny, back to you. >> stay with us for "good morning america" for the very latest on the blizzard. team coverage, live, from the storm zone. >>> and switching gears, now. we have shocking developments from washington overnight. that so-called plan "b," to avoid the fiscal cliff has failed. and president obama is delaying his vacation to hawaii because of the ongoing stalemate. nick ratner has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: in a stunning surprise, splits within house republican ranks forced speaker john boehner to cancel a planned vote on his tax cut bill. >> the house will call of the ch
is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could dway to colla. roadway to collapse. a water department worker and firefighters found the shutoff valve. they turned the water off to an undisclosed number of homes. she has gone through this before. >> what are you going to do -- i mean, we don't know how long the water will be out or anything. >> we have bottled water. >> the rain has stopped where we are here now in sonoma county. they are keeping an eye on creeks creeks and streams because of possible flooding and also because the ground is so saturated they are concerned about trees falling over and mudslides. live in sonoma county, abc7 news. >> thomas, thank you so much. >>> people heading back from their christmas tbat rigs are dealing
. we are coming up right now. >> good afternoon, thank you for joining us, i'm ama daetz. the weekend washout. we have live team coverage of the storm for you, and we're taking a look at the weather-related problems across the bay area as well. this is a live look from the mountain camera, and you can see the wind is blowing out there and does look blustery. let's get to leigh glaser. >> leigh: a nice little breeze -- start to pick up and tomorrow morning. that is when storm number three will make way across the bay area. live doppler 7hd already starting to pick up moderate rain along the north coast, and this is the warm sector of storm number three. so all of this is moving up towards the north bay. starting to move into the cloverdale area. sea ranch getting hit with with heavy rain. santa rosa, stewart's point, very heavy rain coming down there right now. and notice even some light, moderate rain, starting to pick up. towards sausolito. san francisco, light rain, but you can see the cells. the darker green indicating on the map we'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedm
, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to collapse. a water department worker and firefighters found the shutoff valve. they turned the water off to an undisclosed number of homes. she has gone through this before. >> what are you going to do -- i mean, we don't know how long the water will be out or anything. >> we have bottled water. >> the rain has stopped where we are here now in sonoma county. they are keeping an eye on creeks creeks and streams because of possible flooding and also because the ground is so saturated they are concerned about trees falling over and mudslides. live in sonoma county, abc7 news. >> thomas, thank you so much. >>> people heading back from their christmas tbat rigs are dealing with slick roads. here is a shot from our golden gate bridge cam
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